Silver Cascade
Harts Location, NH

RATING: 5.0/5.0

Silver Cascade
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STATE: New Hampshire
COUNTY: Carroll County
TOWN: Harts Location
PARK: Crawford Notch State Park
TYPE: Plunges and cascades
HEIGHT: Approximately 250 feet of vertical drop is visible from the road
WATER SOURCE: Unknown
TRAIL LENGTH: Roadside
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy
HIKING TIME: Not applicable
ALTITUDE GAIN: None to base of falls
BEST TIME TO VISIT: May to July
SWIMMING: Not Possible and/or Prohibited
DELORME ATLAS: Page 44, D-4 (unmarked)
HANDICAP ACCESS: Yes (fully viewable from roadside and parking area)
INCLUDED IN BOOK: Yes (Included in 2nd Edition of book as a full chapter)
DOGS ALLOWED: Yes
COST TO VISIT: Free
ALTERNATE NAMES: None Noted

THE FALLS:

Silver Cascade is a tall mix of plunges and cascades that hop and skip from left to right down the southwestern side of Mount Jackson. The falls continue under US 302, eventually converging with the Saco River below the highway. Due to the ease of access, this waterfall has dazzled millions of tourists over the years, making it one of the most popular waterfalls in New England. You will understand why once you see the slender ribbon of water tumbling over ledges and through chasm walls. The falls are particularly beautiful during spring runoff and foliage season, and are heavily visited and photographed as a result. If you are like most of the visitors to this waterfall, you take a quick look from the road, snap two pictures, and walk back to your car. We suggest venturing beyond the roadside views, by climbing up and getting closer to the falls. If you do, you will find some unexpected privacy. Many of the great photographs we have seen of this waterfall are taken from such intimate spots.


TRAIL INFORMATION:

Trail information for this particular waterfall is not posted online. Please see trail information in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls, or you can email us (gparsons66@hotmail.com) and we will happily provide them to you. When requesting information via email, please remember to specify which particular waterfall(s) you are interested in.


DIRECTIONS:

Directions for this particular waterfall are not posted online. Please see directions in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls, or you can email us (gparsons66@hotmail.com) and we will happily provide them to you. When requesting directions via email, please remember to specify which particular waterfall(s) you are looking for directions to.


SPECIAL NOTES / UPDATES SINCE THE 2ND EDITION:

None.




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